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Royal Mayhem and Murder

by David McNicoll

David is a longtime Brainery teacher and author of The Language of Whisky 


At two o’ clock in the morning, on the 10th of February 1567, Edinburgh was shaken by an enormous explosion in the district close to the Palace of Holyroodhouse. The building, the Kirk o’ Field, was reduced to rubble, while in the adjacent orchard garden two dead men were found, half naked and murdered. It was a sensation that led to...

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Bookbinding from Home Materials List

Week 1 Pamphlet 
 
Necessary: 
  • Paper (thinner papers like copy paper or lined paper work well) 
  • Cardstock (or old folders, construction paper, cereal boxes ) 
  • Scissors
  • A needle 
  • Thread (bookbinding thread or embroidery floss or dental floss) 
  • Something to poke holes (an awl, a nail, a safety pin, a pen or pencil) 
  • Pencil 
Optional: 
  • Collage materials (magazines, paper, paint) 
  • Bone...

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Teach a Class Online // Summer 2020

Right now we're looking for folks who are comfortable teaching online (via Zoom). Feel free submit your class pitch here, and I'll reach out when we have the availability. You do not have to be in NYC, but some teaching experience will be a huge help. If you have teaching experience online, all the better! 

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Adoptable Cats: May 2020

Our tiny cat rescue, Cat Republic, has a few lovely little cats available for adoption. See below for more details, and reach out through their Petfinder pages for more info or to apply! These cats are all located in Brookyln, NY and would need to be adopted locally. 

BDR - ADOPTED

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Big Daddy Red, aka BDR, was rescued with his brother in April when his owner passed away. Even though he weighs in at hefty 12 pounds, BDR is a sweet,...

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